There were tears across Brisbane on Friday morning as the life of an Arana Hills’ family was transformed thanks to Brisbane’s 104.5 Triple M, TAFE Queensland, Paynters and more than 60 small businesses, individual tradies and people who simply wanted and needed to help.
At just seven years old, Brisbane’s Ollie (Olive) Schmidt has been through more than most people do in a lifetime. She has up to 250 seizures a day, and her family needed help.
On Friday, after months of planning and four intense weeks of building, Ollie’s home was revealed with a new padded deck and safe area.
Hardened tradies showed their huge hearts as they formed a guard of honour for Ollie, her parents and two brothers as they returned to the family home, a home transformed by the love of a city.
Triple M Breakfast’s Greg ‘Marto’ Martin, said, “TAFE Queensland and Paynters immediately answered our call and have stood shoulder to shoulder with us in building the padded deck and safe area. They were joined by over 60 other businesses and individuals. The inspiring part? More than 150 businesses wanted to help, proving this city has a huge heart, there’s a lot of joy here this morning,”
Paynters General Manager and Director, Brett Johnston said the opportunity to participate in supporting the family and Ollie was one that they could not go past. “For us, we saw this as a chance to give something back to our local community. Paynters made it our mission to create this environment that has such a positive impact on Ollie and her family,” he said.